Browse Our Recommended Pubs

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Beers not especially interesting but its early hours and location at the Alexanderplatz station makes it convenient for a quick beer when passing thru.


Alois S.  Full menu WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2018

Tapas bar with Augustiner Hell and Flötzinger Pils and rotating beers of the month.


Aufsturz  Full menu Live Music


Bavarian style beer hall with beers from Augustiner Mniche. A wooden barrel of Edelstoff tapped daily at 6pm.


Self-described New York-style bar with Augustiner and Schneider Weisse on draft, some craft beers in bottles. And, they claim, a high tech ventilation system.


Beereau  Fred Honorable Mention WiFi available Closed Sunday Closed Monday New entry in the Guide in 2017 Bottle shop with onsite drinking

Bottle shop with a couple of taps and a huge number of beers in the fridge (so you can drink them on site). Formerly the Berlin Beer Academy.


Bergschloss  Closed Sunday Closed Monday Closed Tuesday Brewery tap, may have limited hours

Brewery tap for Berliner Berg



They have 18 taps but mostly national brands. After 5pm the price of beers fluctuate based on popularity -- a "Beer Stock Exchange"


Biererei Bar  Fred Honorable Mention WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2018

New bar by the Biererei bottle shop across the street.



The Schoppe brewery tap.


BierLaden  New entry in the Guide in 2019 Bottle shop with onsite drinking

Bottle shop with 6 taps of interesting beer for onsite drinking. Huge bottle selection with a large number of Berlin beers. No corkage fee for bottles consumed onsite.


Bierobar  Closed Sunday New entry in the Guide in 2019 Usually has Franconian Beers On the To Do List

New pub from the Bamberg based Bierothek chain of bottle shops.


Funky biergarten with Pilsner Urquell tankovna.and Spaten beers on draft.


Birra A Fred top pick  Specializes in Italian Beers Usually has Franconian Beers

Italian Craft Beer Bar recently opened by Manuele Colonna of the famous Rome pub Ma che siete venuti a fa Also has a beer from Brauerei Knoblach in Schammelsdorf (Franconia)


Jarosover "Schwarzbier" from Pivovar Breznak. Otherwise a typical locals pub pretty much unchanged in recent times. There is a hotel in back.


Taproom and restaurant for the BraufactuM, the "craft beer" arm of the Radeberg Group.


Formerly Das Meisterstück now owned BraufactuM, the Frankfurt based "craft beer" arm of the Radeberger Group.


Newly opened brewpub on a quiet street in Prenzlauer Berg.



Second brewpub for Brauhaus Lemke


Former Brauhaus Mitte reopened as a new Lemke location. I am glad they kept the old sign on the roof.


Brauhaus neulich  WiFi available Closed Sunday Closed Monday New entry in the Guide in 2018 Brewpub.

New brewpub in the Neukölln district. Cash only.


One standard beer and monthly special beers. Hotel as well.



Brewbaker  Closed Sunday Opens at 11am or earlier. Brewery tap, may have limited hours

Brewery tap in a market hall


Finally open after a couple years in planning. Roughly half the taps are Brewdog beers and the rest guests. Only food is a selection of Pizzas.


Brlo Brwhouse  Full menu Closed Monday New entry in the Guide in 2016 Brewery tap, may have limited hours

Tap room for the Berlin brewery.


New from July 2018, specializes in Finnish craft beers and Scandinavian food.


Twelve taps of interesting beers.


Neighborhood restaurant/pub with an unamed Czech Pils and Czech Schwarzbier, plus Flensburger and Wernesgrner Pils.


Second location of the Castle pub.


Castle Pub  Fred Honorable Mention WiFi available Opens at 11am or earlier.

They have moved, now in Mitte across from Nordbahnhof, It is now beer and coffee so they open early. Fifteen taps of interesting beer plus a few you'd expect from this history as a British pub,


Hostel with real working nanobrewery inside.


Da Jia Le  Fred Honorable Mention Full menu

30 bottled craft & good traditional beers with freshly prepared Chinese dishes.


Das Gift  Full menu WiFi available

Old corner bar taken over by Scottish couple, who added better (mostly German) bottled beers. Separate smoking room (after 10pm) and reportedly the best haggis in Berlin.


Andechers Hell and Schneider Weisse are most interesting taps.


Formerly Stone Brewing, now owned by Brew Dog and their first European tap room.


Six of the taps are beers from Ratsherrn in Hamburg. Most of the rest are German craft beer with the odd American or Belgian favorite.


Corner smoking pub with two Rollberg beers on draft, along with Schneider Weisse.



Pub in a residential neighborhood with an excellent selection of beer. Food is cheese and some sausages. Cash only.


Franconian restaurant with Rittmayer, Hallendorf on draft and bottled Franconian beers.


Tap room of the Cologne brewery.


Brewpub in the old Nikolaiviertel. Decent fresh unfiltered helles.


Restaurant in an old building with Schneider Weisse and two house beers.


Golgatha  Full menu Seasonal Pubs Usually has Bavarian Beer

Biergarten with Becks and Löwenbräu. And possibly Augustiner.


Hackbarth's  Full menu Opens at 11am or earlier. Usually has Bavarian Beer Usually has Franconian Beers

Corner pub that serves food until 8pm and allows smoking after 9pm. Some unusual beers on tap make it worth a visit.


Heidenpeters  Fred Honorable Mention Closed Sunday Closed Monday Brewery tap, may have limited hours

Brewpub in the Market Hall



Hirsch  Full menu

Swabian pub with decent beer selection.


Hofbräu Berlin  Full menu Live Music Opens at 11am or earlier. Usually has Bavarian Beer

Bavarian style beer hall with beers from Hofbräuhaus Mnchen


The taps are a mix of local and international beers. A good bottle selection as well.


Corner pub with a great beer selection.


I don't usually include bottle shops but if the weather isn't too bad you can sit outside and drink your beer -- bring your own glass, though.



Inselgarten  Full menu Seasonal Pubs On the To Do List

Pilsner Urquell tankovna on an island beer garden.


Kaschk  WiFi available Opens at 11am or earlier.

Coffee and beer bar.


Kauz & Kiebitz  Full menu Closed Sunday Closed Monday Smoking Allowed On the To Do List

Smoking room. Interesting but not exceptional beer list.


Music hipster bar with two beers on draft and decent bottle list.


Kohlenquelle  Full menu WiFi available Opens at 11am or earlier. Pilsener Urquell tankovna pub

Dive bar with Pilsener Urquell tankovna and some interesting bottles. Food is served from 12:30-3:30pm and 6-11pm daily. Large smoking bar in the basement.


Lager Lager  Closed Sunday Has an unusual or regional beer on tap. Bottle shop with onsite drinking

Mainly a bottle shop and a growler fill shop but most beers can also be purchased by the glass and enjoyed in their small tasting room. Bottled beers purchased can be enjoyed on site for a €1 corkage fee.


Three house beers (Kellerbier, Pils, IPA) plus Weihenstephen Weizenbier.


Sports bar with Rollberg Helles on draft.


Bar with two house beers commissioned from Hoepfner. Food is "Bavarian Tapas"


Neighborhood pub with Hohenthanner Pils, Brewbaker Bellevuepils and Jever Pils


Whisky and British beers and sometimes even cask beers.


Bavarian style beer hall serving Löwenbräu München and Spaten beers.


The Mash Pit  Closed Sunday Closed Monday Closed Tuesday New entry in the Guide in 2019 Brewpub. On the To Do List

Brewpub and brew your own beer.


Maximilians  Full menu Opens at 11am or earlier. Usually has Bavarian Beer

Bavarian style beerhall with beers from Paulaner, In the central atrium of the building.


Barre Pilsener from Westphalia and a house unfiltered Helles reportedly from Brauhaus Südstern.


Bottle shop and tasting room for Feisty Goat Brewing.


Smallish pub with a good selection of Mikkeller beers plus a few quality guests. Meat and cheese plates available for snacks.


Whisky, Rock & Roll and Craft Beer.


Muted Horn A Fred top pick  WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2016 Usually has Franconian Beers

New craft beer bar (from October 2016) with an eclectic selection of beers.


Dive bar. Störtebeck Pils, Rollbert Rot and Augustiner Hell among the draft beers.


Soccer bar with locals from Eschenbräu and Bierfabrik plus several good bottled British ales.


Restaurant with beer from &Union from Munich.


Pfefferbräu  Full menu Closed Monday Brewpub.

Upstairs in the Pfefferberg complex.


Two house beers brewed by Brauerei Zukunft


Restaurant with a Bavarian-sized summer beer garden and two house beers of unclear origin. Venerable and shady. Cash only.


Protokol A Fred top pick  WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2017

Modern craft beer bar with a mix of German and imported craft beer.


Radler's  Live Music Closed Sunday Closed Monday New entry in the Guide in 2016 Smoking Allowed On the To Do List

Beer and bicycles.


As the name says, coffee and craft beer.


Rollberg  Closed Sunday Closed Monday Closed Tuesday Brewery tap, may have limited hours Smoking Allowed

In the corner of the old Kindl brewery


Corner pub with some interest in craft beer. House Rotbier (of course) from BierFabrik and draft Pilsner Urquell.


Meat oriented restaurant with decent tap list.


They have moved and the picture is of the old location.



Traditional Berliner/German cooking, kids menu, and a house pils of unclear origin.


Swabian restaurant with Rothaus Pils and Hefeweizen and Augustiner Hell and now with Pilsner Urquell tankovna. Cash only.


Corner pub with good food and a decent beer selection.


Rhineland themed pub with a political bent and Gaffel Kölsch on tap. Same building as Die Berliner Republic.


Stone Tap Room  Full menu WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2018 Brewery tap, may have limited hours

Impressive selection of beers, both Berlin and USA brewed beers from Stone as well as some guests.


Strassenbahn  Full menu New entry in the Guide in 2018 Has an unusual or regional beer on tap. Smoking Allowed Usually has Franconian Beers On the To Do List

Neighborhood collective pub with some interesting beers. The main room is non smoking but there is a separate smoking room.


Small brewpub with a wide range of generally good beers. No food but nearby restaurants will deliver.


Cafe Szimpla has pretty much removed their interesting beers and replaced them with a tap room of the Budapest based Mad Scientist Brewery. The Cafe opens before noon but the Hungarian beers are not available unto LABor opens at 5pm.


Dive bar serving Pilsner Urquell tankovna, and featuring a couple of bowling lanes.


Has an emphasis on craft beers from Bavaria, with a few local Berlin beers thrown in.


Mexican themed Tequila and Mezcal bar that supposedly has a small brewery (or some contracted house beers) and a decent selection of bottled craft beer.


In a railway arch under the S Bahn. Full range of Lemke beers, many on tap, the rest in bottles.


Old movie theatre (2nd oldest in Berlin) with a bar and brewery. You can drink in the bar without watching (and paying for) a movie.


Two Rollberg, Budvar and a rotating tap that was Heidenpeters last visit.


Beers are currently brewed off site but a brewery is in the process of being installed. Pizza available in the evening.


Small, one room taproom.


Valentin  Full menu Usually has Bavarian Beer

Augustiner tavern across the street from Sudstern. (Hasenheide is the border: Valentin is in Kreuzberg, Brauhaus Südstern in Neukölln)


Vegan restaurant that claims the house beers are from Brewbaker.


Schneider Weisse and the usual suspects. Don't exert any special effort to get here but worth a stop if your are thirsty and in the area.


Watt  Live Music Has an unusual or regional beer on tap. Smoking Allowed

Spare, slightly shabby corner pub with Augustiner, Störtebecker and others. Split-level seating area.


Restaurant and tap room for the Bavarian brewery. Full range of beers on trap.


Weiss Blau  Closed Sunday Opens at 11am or earlier. Usually has Bavarian Beer Usually has Franconian Beers Bottle shop with onsite drinking On the To Do List

Bavarian market with decent selection of bottled Bavarian beers, including many from Franconia. Beers are to go or can be drunk on site.


Great looking kitschy Bavarian pub with lots of white and blue, Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr beers.


Willy Bresch  Opens at 11am or earlier. Has an unusual or regional beer on tap. Smoking Allowed

Beers from Hohenthanner (Bavaria)


House beers are a Helles, Schwarzbier and an unfiltered version of the Helles. Wouldn't say were they were brewed.


Zollpackhof  Full menu New entry in the Guide in 2018 Opens at 11am or earlier. Seasonal Pubs Usually has Bavarian Beer

Restaurant near the Hauptbahnhof that has draft Augustiner (Hell and Edeldstoff). River side beer garden is open in the warmer months (restaurant open year round). A gravity barrel (holzfass) of Edelstoff is tapped daily at 6pm.


Brewpub and movie theatre.


Czech bar with Pilsner Urquell tankovna.


Fairly wide range of German beers from Früh Kölsch to Schneider Weisse. Worth a stop if you are exploring the Nikolaiviertel.


Burlesque bar with craft beer. You can enjoy a beer without the show.


Dive bar with Pilsner Urquell tankovna.


Claims to be Berlin's oldest pub. Beers are not that interesting but the pub is.


Sion Kölsch and Budweiser Budvar are the most interesting beers. Food is salads and various meat and cheese plates.